Utility outages

In order to perform necessary maintenance, inspection or equipment modifications, interruptions in building services or systems will take place. In all cases, every attempt will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum. If you have any questions, please contact one of Facilities Management’s service desks:

Academic division
(434) 924-1777

Health system division
(434) 924-2267

Outage Subscription Manager


  1. 7/19/2018 7:30:00 AM thru 7/19/2018 5:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Sprinkler System Only
    Other Affected Buildings - CHEMISTRY BUILDING
    Notes - Only the 4th floor will be affected. Fire watch by Millenium Security.
    Reason - To remove old sprinkler in Room 446 and install new sprinkler in the same room.Also, to drop new heads in the west offices.
  2. 7/19/2018 3:30:00 PM thru 7/19/2018 7:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Chilled Water (CHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICS/J BEAMS LAB
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Chilled Water Supply / Return and Hot Water Supply / Return. This utility outage will allow the contractor to connect into the existing main CHWS/R and HWS/R piping in the attic and install shutoff valves to isolate the new piping. This will allow the contractor to remove the existing radiator and tie-in the new fan coil unit in the elevator machine room. The utility outage will affect AHU-7, AHU-9 and AHU-10. All areas served by these AHU’s are not being used during this outage time frame. This work is part of the Physics Building Elevator Modernization project.
    Reason - To connect into the existing main CHWS/R and HWS/R piping in the attic and install shutoff valves to isolate the new piping.
  3. 7/20/2018 6:00:00 AM thru 7/20/2018 7:00:00 AM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING
    Notes - This outage is for emergency panel LSB23. The outage will affect emergency power for the north half of 2nd floor labs
    Reason - To add circuits for project in room 241F.
  4. 7/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/21/2018 5:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Chilled Water (CHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - SAUNDERS HALL, DARDEN CLASSROOM, DARDEN FACULTY, ABBOTT CENTER, DARDEN LIBRARY, SPONSORS HALL WEST
    Notes - Plan to shut down one cell of the cooling tower to make repair. Allow other cell to operate. Switch cells as they change over and complete one side. But if valves do not hold we need to shut down the whole tower.
    Reason - Cooling tower repair
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  5. 7/21/2018 6:00:00 AM thru 7/21/2018 6:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Domestic Cold Water (DCW), Domestic Hot Water (DHW), Sewer
    Other Affected Buildings - ROBERTSON HALL
    Notes - Domestic Water will be turned off for the duration of the outage. The use of urinals, toilets, mop sinks, regular sinks, floor drains etc. going to sanitary system is prohibited for the duration to make the necessary repairs to the sanitary line.
    Reason - Install new sanitary lining to repair leaking sanitary piping.
  6. 7/20/2018 8:00:00 PM thru 7/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Pipes Crossing the Memorial Gym basement corridor. Fire watch not required.
    Reason - To shut down domestic hot waterlines in order to remove the asbestos containing pipe insulation and install new insulation.
  7. 7/20/2018 8:00:00 PM thru 7/22/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Pipes Crossing the Memorial Gym basement corridor . Fire watch not required.
    Reason - To to shut down the steam pipes in order to remove the asbestos containing pipe insulation and install new insulation.
  8. 5/29/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - CHW, Domestic Cold Water (DCW), Domestic Hot Water (DHW), Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - YEN HOUSE, Hoxton Apts
    Notes - All utilities will be turned back on as soon as possible. This utility outage will allow the contractor to remove and dispose of the existing utility piping and to run new utility piping. This work is part of the IRC - Hoxton and Yen House Renovation project. No fire watch is needed. On Site Contact: Gilbane, Inc., Bobby Grubbs – 434-566-1105
    Reason - Domestic Cold and Hot Water, Dual Temperature Water, Low Temperature Hot Water and Chilled Water
  9. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Elevator
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICS/J BEAMS LAB
    Notes - As part of the Physics Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator. This will include new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The elevator will be completely offline and out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator.
  10. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 7/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Fire System - Smoke Detection Only, Heat
    Other Affected Buildings - PHYSICS/J BEAMS LAB
    Notes - As part of the Physics Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator. This will include new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The existing heat/smoke detectors in the lobby areas outside of elevator access, the elevator machine room and the elevator shaft will be out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new freight elevator.
  11. 6/14/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/1/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - Runk Dining Hall
    Notes - Outage part of taking building offline and replacing all air handlers and fans. Building is unoccupied.
    Reason - Replacement of roof top air handlers and fans.
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  12. 6/18/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/1/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - Runk Dining Hall
    Notes - Electric to air handlers and fans, locked and tagged, for removal and replacement. Fire Watch not required.
    Reason - Replacement of roof top air handlers and fans.
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  13. 6/15/2018 5:00:00 AM thru 8/1/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Chilled Water (CHW)
    Other Affected Buildings - Runk Dining Hall, Vaughan House, Johnson House, Malone House, Norris House, Weedon House, Whyburn House
    Notes - Outage for Johnson House, Malone House, Norris House, Vaughan House, Weedon House and Whyburn House will end on Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM. The outage for Runk Dining will end on Wednesday, August 1, @ 3:30 PM.
    Reason - Replacement of roof top air handlers and fans.
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  14. 6/25/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/1/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - SCOTT STADIUM
    Notes - Deenergize heater and related conduit (Photo Attached). Fire watch not required. Rooms 108 and 109 will be affected.
    Reason - Concrete repair
  15. 8/7/2018 9:00:00 AM thru 8/7/2018 1:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - Casa Bolivar/Spanish House, Shea House, Barringer Mansion/French House
    Notes - The new meters will connect to our SCADA monitoring system. This work requires the service to be de-energized per NFPA 70-E standards. This will only affect normal power. We will need utilities to de-energize service.
    Reason - To remove old electric metering equipment and install CT’s for new electric meters
  16. 8/12/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/12/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Electricity
    Other Affected Buildings - Page House, Emmet House, Echols House, Humphreys House, Lefevre House, Metcalf House, Hancock House, Bonnycastle House, Dabney House, Kent House, Fitzhugh House, Dunglison House, Courtenay House, Cauthen House, Woody House, Kellogg House, Balz-Dobie House, Watson-Webb House, Ern Commons, Lile-Maupin House, Tuttle-Dunnington House, Shannon House, Gibbons House, Gooch 2381, Gooch 382, Gooch 383, Gooch 384, Dillard 385, Dillard 386, Dillard 387, Dillard 388, Dillard 389, BALZ PUMP HOUSE
    Notes - Normal power will remain off during this outage. Emergency power and fire staff will be on grounds.
    Reason - Testing of relays on mains and tie breaker at alderman substation.
  17. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 8/17/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - See Notes *
    Other Affected Buildings - CLEMONS LIBRARY
    Notes - Utility Services Affected: Building HVAC & Control Systems, Domestic Hot Water, Heating Hot Water, Chilled Water, Mechanical Room Zone Fire Alarm Devices. Note: This a Planned Outage, Clemons Library will be closed during this outage to allow for the installation of a New Air Handlers, Converter, HW & CW Pumps, and Sprinklers
    Reason - AHU Replacement Project
  18. 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM thru 9/28/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Affected Utilities - Elevator
    Other Affected Buildings - OBSERVATORY MOUNTAIN ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY
    Notes - As part of the OMERF Elevator Modernization project, Martin Horn will replace the existing freight elevator with a new passenger elevator. This will include asbestos abatement, extending the existing elevator shaft, new elevator shaft roof, new elevator equipment, new elevator cab and finishes. The elevator will be completely offline and out of service for the above period.
    Reason - To replace the existing freight elevator with a new passenger elevator.

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